Although Vodafone have been my provider for the past 15 years, I'm considering changing to Telecom - solely on the basis of network coverage.
Family have recently purchased land on Wilson Road, Wayby Valley, just south of Wellsford. Having recently visited, there is nil Vodafone coverage, and phone reflects 'no service'. Other family members with Telecom mobiles have full coverage.
Upon visiting a Telecom store, the representatives appeared very confident that Telecom have far superior coverage in most remote locations.
My dilemma as a previously loyal Vodafone customer, also being able to take advantage of their new $5 per day roaming offer, while reluctant to move to Telecom I know that I will be spending a considerable amount of time at a location which has no Vodafone coverage, and this certainly outweighs the odd times when I travel.
Questions - Is there anyway to check if there are any planned coverage improvements in the short term with Vodafone in this location? Can I be on Vodafone and roam on the Telecom network? Unfortunately I can't justify a Vodafone Sure Signal device, given I am the only family member on Vodafone (others changed sometime back to Telecom due to coverage issues)
I've also considered staying on Vodafone and picking up a Telecom prepaid sim. As I am on Voda plan with unlimited minutes, I've considered forwarding calls, but realise this won't solve my issue for text messages and data which I also rely on.
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks